This is all the info I have on Laurent Quintal & his wife MarieAnne Nipissing. Laurent was from Canada.. I am looking for the names of their children.. I have 5 of the 10 names & any info.. If any of these names look familiar or you anyone has any info please contact me.. Lisa McClain
Laurent Quintal married MarieAnne Nipissing, daughter of Louis Nipissing and Chinook Women, on 9 Jul 1839 in St James Parish, Fort Vancouver, WA. MarieAnne was born about 1819 Noted events in his life were: • Note::both Nipissing and Quintal in the St. Paul Church Register of the Catholic Church Reocrds of the Pacific Northwest. They are in the Biographies of French Prairie (later St. Paul) Pioneers by Harriet Munnick. • Note::"Journal of Alexander Ross - Snake Country Expedition, 1824" and it has Laurent Quintal listed as member and then something further down. It is long but interesting to read. webpage: http://www.xmission.com/http://www.xmission.com/ ~drudy/mtman/html/ross.html In this journal, Laurent is a fur trader w/ 1 gun 3 traps 2 horses Tues Feb 10, 1824. Several reference to Laurent, he deserted & was forced to come back, then he deserted again but turned back when Piegan Indians were coming. • Note::Quintal is pronounced kin-tul • Note::There is a possibility that Laurent was a Fur trapper from Canada who might have immigrated to Washington (Fort Vancouver) then possibily to Crook County Oregon.
Noted events in her life were: • Note::Nipissing, Marie Anne (1819c.-), daughter of a nameless Chinook woman and the Metis trapper Louis Nipissing. Formalized her marriage with Laurent Quintal at Fort Vancouver in 1839, Zoë having been born around 1832, Louis in 1835, Rosalie in 1837. Samuel Handsaker, an American neighbor of the couple along Calapooian Creek, called her Laurent's "Siwash Klootchman," native wife. Spoke Chinook proper as well as Jargon and French. Handsaker: “Louis Coutrell... had not only a numerous family of his own but a generous number of grandchildren as well. The Indians would frequently visit them, and it was a common occurrence for us to be awakened from our slumber, as in their drunken sprees they would pass the door or our cabin, but the never molested us”, this is from the site; http://www.ualberta.ca/~glang/Wives.htmlhttp://www.ualberta.ca/~glang/Wives.html • Note::had 10 children (only have 5 names) Children from this marriage were: Laurent married MarieAnn Tchinouk Louis Quintal was born about 1835. Rosalie Quintal was born about 1837. Zoe Quintal was born about Oct 1840.
Zoe married Augustine (Quine) Delard (b. 1828) on 15 Aug 1857. Esther Quintal was born on 8 Jul 1851 in French Praire, OR. Esther married Henry Bakeman Smith (b. 1839, d. 11 Aug 1917) in 1868.